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Minneapolis Police

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Dave Garm

on 9 July 2014

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Transcript of Minneapolis Police

Minneapolis Police
Dave Garman 612-673-3966
Crisis Intervention Team
Mental Health and Crisis Coordinator
Police Officer 17 years
11 years in the National Guard
What is Crisis Intervention?
What does it mean to each of us?
Personal and professional
Working for the Police Department
Governed by policy and experience
Crisis is...
Any situation in which a
persons ability to cope with
the situation is exceeded.

History of Crisis Intervention In Minneapolis
2001 Barbra Schneider incident
We could be doing better!
Officers volunteered
40 hour training
An MPD academy Sgt and a Psychologist
What does CIT look like today?
128 officers trained
40 hour training
Verbal de-escalation
Ask officers to be vulnerable
Training in different types
Consumer focused
Calls for service
Dispatch protocols
3968 EDP calls for service
2 officer car
CIT officer
Highest call load in the 3rd precinct
Officers have expressed these views:
Too many calls each night
Not enough CIT officers on duty
Feeling burned out
Non-CIT officers think CIT calls take too much time
Feels like a taxi service
Nothing is done when they do transport
Fear of liability
Not enough training

Mental Health and Wellness Coordinator
More on-going training for current CIT officers
More training for all officers
Additional equipment
Body Cameras
Continued collaboration
Pro-active initiatives

Any questions?
Dave Garman
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